Honorary research fellows


The Methodist Church has agreements with eight institutions regarding Methodist Honorary Research Fellows.
A number of Methodists who meet the general requirements for Hon Research Fellow status - which is normally to be a PhD holder and either actively researching or hoping to more actively research - are welcome to contact the Director of SRI to discuss this possibility.

Examples include:
Methodists who are PhD holders but who currently do not have a link with a university and are no longer engaged in research;
MA/MPhil holders who meet the eligibility criteria;  
Those who may wish to be associated with a particular institution due to geographical proximity;
Those who may wish to be associated with a particular institution because it fits their specialism.

The hope is that this Honorary Research Fellow relationship might encourage and enable some to become engaged in research.  It will also link to regional research groups, as well as the annual Methodist Research Conference.

Involvement and responsibilities

The institutions involved are:

  • The University of Roehampton
  • Oxford Brookes University (OCMCH)
  • The Queen's Foundation
  • St John's College Durham
  • Wesley House Cambridge
  • Sarum College
  • Cliff College
  • South West Ministerial Training Course (SWMTC)
  • Urban Theology Union

Responsibilities of a Research Fellow will include participation in annual events, actively researching, and willingness to share insghts with others.  Privileges will include access to library facilities including e-resources.


Contact Hamish Leese with your academic CV.

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